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Councillor Manik beaten up during opening playground in city

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Two groups of local Awami League, one led by Hazi Selim, MP and the other by Ward Commissioner Hasibur Rahman Manik, locked into clashes over opening a play ground at Lalbagh in Dhaka on Saturday, leaving at least five injured, including Ward Commissioner

Staff Rporter :
Hasibur Rahman Manik, a ward Councillor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC),  was beaten up during the inauguration of a playground at Lalbag, Dhaka
The incident took place during the inauguration of Shaheed Haji Abdul Alim playground on Saturday.
DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokan  opened the playground in front of a good number of people.
Councillor Hasibur Rahman Manik said, "I did not take the name of the local MP, but the names of the Bangabandhu and  the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with respect.  If  I were wrong,,   he (Haji Mohammad  Selim) could
ask  for clearance.  But instead of  doing that, he assaulted me  in front of many other people. In  such situation, I could not help tears rolling down my cheeks.
Haji Mohammad Selim MP, Councilor Hasibur Rahman Manik, Chief Executive Officer of the corporation Shah Imdadul Haque, Chief Engineer Rezaul Karim, Councilors of the neighbouring wards and the local elite  were present on the occasion.  
Meanwhile, Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Saturday afternoon inaugurated  the Shaheed Haji Abdul Alim playground at Lalbag  in the capital under the DSCC's 'water-green Dhaka project.
He said that after seizure of our parks and playgrounds by various anti-social activities, vandalists and terrorist, we undertook the  'water-green Dhaka project.' As part of that project, the world-class playground was inaugurated today (Saturday).   Thirty-one parks and playgrounds will be seen in due time.

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